by Zsuzsanna Horvath
The idea of ILLAN comes from experimentation with models of laser cutting applied to different materials. When sheets of paper and wood are cut into thin lines, they gain new characteristics. Translucency, flexibility and a delicate undulated movement are the distinctive characteristics of the ILLAN lamp.
The simple concentric cutting motif shapes the wood into a sculptural three-dimensional object that reacts to the slightest movement of the air, while the warm glow of light reflecting from the wooden surface combined with the ghostly movement creates a relaxing feeling. The lamp is on the borderline between art and design, balancing functionality, aesthetics and a bit of magic that we need in our everyday life.
ILLAN is a Hungarian word indicating something temporary and fleeting, for example a scent that evaporates or a feeling that disappears unnoticed. It is about grasping the beauty and appreciating the moment before it passes without letting ourselves get distracted by the frenetic pace of everyday life.
material: flexible birch plywood
size: up to 1 m in diameter
light source: LED
ILLAN premiers at Euroluce 2019.
The prototypes were earlier exhibited in the Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2017, Tendence Fair 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the L2 Gallery in Stockholm and at the Salone Satellite in Milan 2018.
Photography by Ville Vappula and Zsuzsanna Horvath